- 70 Laps - For This Sundays Hungarian GP
- 4.381km - Each Lap Around The Hungaroring
- 306.63km - Total Race Distance
- 1:19.071 - Current Lap Record Held By Michael Schumacher
The summer break is fast approaching and with one race to go before teams analyse their performances from the first 11 races, the Hungarian GP will be the focus for Scuderia Ferrari as they try and sign off on a high to extend their lead in the Formula 1 championship.
The Hungaroring is a magnificent location with purpose built facilities in the small city of Mogyoród, just outside of Budapest. It is nicknamed ‘the Street Circuit in the Park’ due to it being so narrow on-track, with widths that mimic the streets of Monte Carlo. This has meant that recent years have lacked the overtaking opportunities, but fans will be hoping this year that the 4.381km on-track action replicates that from the British GP just a few weeks ago with the new generation of Formula 1 cars.
This season’s intense rivalry will continue into this weekend’s racing, with Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel still holding a lead on the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship by 1 point ahead of Lewis Hamilton. However positions are reversed in the Constructors Championship with Scuderia Ferrari laying in second place and only a race win behind the Mercedes F1 Team.
Will the Scuderia Ferrari Hungarian GP strategy outwit the competition? Let’s wait and see. We’ll be supporting the team as they push for the best possible Qualifying session and the dream double podium finish, as they did in Monaco just a few weeks ago.
Here are the vital numbers for the 2017 Hungarian GP on Sunday.
70 – Laps make up this Sunday’s race
4.381km – The length of each lap around the Hungaroring
306.63km – Total race distance covered by Scuderia Ferrari this Sunday
1:19.071 – The lap record set by Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher in 2004.
The tyre battles will commence on Friday Practice as the teams try to find the optimum set-up and balance for the car. It’ll also be important to lay as much rubber down as possible to help improve track grip as the sessions commence.
Pirelli have nominated the white-striped Medium Compound, the yellow-striped Soft Tyre and the red-striped Supersoft tyre compound, so the Scuderia Ferrari team strategists will be tested once again to find the perfect race plan for both drivers to score maximum points.
Seb and Kimi have taken similar routes to glory this Sunday with both drivers opting for 1 set of the Medium Tyre, 3 sets of the Soft Tyre and 9 sets of the Supersoft Tyre.
With the tyre choices set, we will wait and see how tyre wear affects the SF70H around the tight Hungaroring but the question still remains: could the team opt for a 2-stop strategy or push for a 3-stop strategy? How will the narrow circuit affect race set-up and the aero-packages?
A scorching race weekend looks likely according to the weekend forecast with bright sun predicted to beam out across the Hungaroring. This pattern will continue through-out for the Free Practice sessions, as well as Qualifying and for Race Day too with temperatures reaching 30°C with showers in the morning.
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